Jeffrey Immelt, a former salesman now chairman and CEO of General Electric, tells why he has a "hot button" on technological innovation-and why he's beefing up R&D in nanotechnology, molecular imaging, hydrogen power, and more.
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Some technologies are so blatantly obnoxious that the human race would rejoice if they were summarily executed. A humorist and science fiction writer offers some candidates.
GE's Jeffrey Immelt sees high-tech firms dominating a slow-growth economy-and the biggest players becoming the biggest winners.
The king of online Computer sales is eyeing new markets in home entertainment.
Former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold laments that companies and even academics devote so little to the direct pursuit of invention.
We're nowhere near ready to hand over the core of our democratic process-voting-to electronic systems.
Some people are saddled with names they hate. But thanks to a new twist on a familiar technology, today's parents can avoid ghastly mistakes.
Most companies operate on the principle of opaqueness. A leader in the 1990s movement to radically overhaul business processes has a new vision--X-engineering--that puts a premium on transparency and standardization.
With its economy in ruins, Cuba is starting over. Can the impoverished country make 'sacred' cattle multiply like rabbits?